State of the Art
Tae Kwon Do
“Challenge your inner black belt!”
Learn Taekwondo, Olympic Style Sparring, Kickboxing and Self Defense.
Quality Classes – No Contracts
Private Lessons Available by Appointment
State of the Art Tae Kwon Do is the culmination of joining two schools: Hyde Tae Kwon Do and Precision Martial Arts Tae Kwon Do. These schools are located in St. Pete Beach, FL and Estero, FL respectively. Henry Hyde and Sheila Godbold are the owners/instructors. Henry Hyde is the Master Instructor and Sheila Hyde is the Senior Instructor.
About Grand Master Oh
GM. Myung Kun Oh holds a ninth degree Black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He is Master Hyde’s Grandmaster, and is therefore considered our schools grandmaster. His style of Tae Kwon do is Oh Duk Kwan in Korea. Kwan means school, and the Oh Duk Kwan was one of the eight original school founded in Korea after WWII and the end of the Japanese occupation. He teaches “Oh Duk Kwan style” Tae Kwon do and consequently, Master Hyde teaches Oh Duk Kwan Tae Kwon Do as well.
GM Oh is a native of Korea who began studying Tae Kwon do as a young child. He served in the Korean military, eventually becoming a Master of Green Berets Special Forces, serving in Korea and Vietnam. He first came to the United States in the 1970’s and settles in New York. In 1984, GM Oh moved his family to Florida to open up a school in Pinellas County.
GM Oh passed away on February 7, 2009.